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Beetle-Juice Three Times. Thank Jeebus that cheesehead is not banned from primary and secondary schools in Wisconsin. Because nothing says “Freedom” and “Liberty” like being the language police. If you talk about “spirit murdering” and “action civics” they might even exist. Better to be “un-woke”, because you might develop an “unconscious-bias”. Darn...

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  • October 24, 2021

Oklahoma’s right-wing politicians would like to erase history because that’s what they do, whether it’s the omission of facts or rewriting them to favor those in power. Historical guilt and its associated media effects cooties can’t be part of public school curricula. H.B. 1775  implies that the past prior to 1776...

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  • May 24, 2021

As usual, Ali Velshi delves deeper into the flesh. While most laugh at Alabama yoga silliness, he used Jennifer Rubin to explain the reality. This is why Velshi is must-see TV See full episodes here. Ali Velshi highlighted a story that proves the lengths the GOP would go to in order...

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  • May 23, 2021

x “Small T” traumas are bad things that happen in our lives that we don’t always feel like we can claim ownership over, things that feel murky, or things we’re told aren’t “that bad.”@sophianjune writes:https://t.co/VN0zPUSPoS — Medium (@Medium) April 10, 2021 x Pretty crazy story about a journalistic impersonatorhttps://t.co/zMqq9V63rCWith social...

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  • April 25, 2021

I wanted to make sure you all saw this: Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet on Wednesday called on the Senate to act in the wake of a mass shooting at a supermarket in his state, asserting in an impassioned speech from the chamber floor that his colleagues have a moral obligation to a generation...

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  • March 25, 2021

The modern slave trade. Forced Labour : 25,000,000 Sexually exploited: 4,800,000 [99% women] State sponsored: 4,100,000 Forced marriages: 15,400,000 [71% women] Total: 49,300,000 Women represent [excluding the sex trade] 55% of the total. Another 40,000,000 are living in slave like conditions [eg N. Korea] While there is only limited information...

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  • January 17, 2021

So we all know he’s an idiot: In an interview with KVUE on Tuesday, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said he supports the reopening of schools amid the coronavirus pandemic, but it's important to make sure students feel safe in classrooms. “I think starting slowly with online learning, but then maybe transitioning...

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  • August 20, 2020

From The Boston Globe: The crux of Kennedy’s campaign against Markey seems to come down to the question of whether a generational torch-passing is needed in the delegation this year. And here, the senator’s own words to the Globe editorial board are his best defense: “It’s not your age. It’s...

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  • July 28, 2020

Part of my preparation for becoming a teacher, at my MAT program at Johns Hopkins, was to take time to reflect on what I was doing. Further, since my mid-teens, I have rarely been without a small pocket notebook in which to jot down observations and reflections.  In addition, I...

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  • July 25, 2020

Fresh off her recent primary win, U.S. Senate candidate, MJ Hegar (D. TX), is ready to attack in her upcoming race against U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R. TX): x YouTube Video On Wednesday, the day after her victory in a closer-than-expected runoff election, MJ Hegar, Texas Democrats’ choice to deny...

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  • July 19, 2020

I am not sure if this is just general stupidity on his part or if Republican Senator John Cornyn of Texas is just doing Trump’s bidding when it comes to reopening schools this fall, but here is what he said about COVID-19: When asked about the safety of Texas students...

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  • July 10, 2020

You have got to be kidding me: When asked about the safety of Texas students and teachers returning to classrooms, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) appeared to question whether children can catch and transmit the new coronavirus, but data provided by doctors and government websites contradict his statement. We still...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • July 10, 2020

from the perspective of someone who has taught every grade from 7 through 12, in public, charter, and private (both religious and secular) schools.  CLASSROOMS —  It is impossible in most schools to have 6 foot between students. Last year I had up to 30 seniors in a room at...

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  • July 9, 2020

Trump is losing the sprawl vote as he doubles down on empty threats, demanding schools reopen even as he has little actual authority. There is slippage even as Trump ads threaten the loss of police, since most people understand that police do need to change how they operate, even in...

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  • July 8, 2020

Trump is barely conscious of the need for COVID-19 testing because he knows that more accurate data tanks his re-election. By displacing the activity to the states, he can attempt to segregate his responsibility for the damage done by his 70-days of deadly delay from his search for blame-targets. 2,000 people died in...

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  • April 11, 2020

Received this e-mail from former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: This is part of Joe Biden’s newsletter series for supporters. To share feedback and submit questions, use this link: https://go.joebiden.com/newsletter Enjoy! — Team Joe Hi, it’s Joe Biden again, writing from my home in Delaware.     As always,...

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  • April 7, 2020
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I attended public school growing up in Oklahoma. After I graduated from the University of Houston, a public university where tuition cost only $50 a semester, my first job was as a special education teacher at a public school in New Jersey. I later attended a public law school. I...

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  • November 18, 2019

It is a shame we are not spared a moment from daily turmoil to respectfully mark the death of a legendary figure like the dearly departed Maryland Congressional Rep. Elijah Cummings. Mr. Cummings left us yesterday at age 68.  I hesitate to bring up the current occupant of the White...

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  • October 18, 2019

Everybody gather near. Dyin’ time is here   Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome As all of you know, I have been a frequent commentator, and will continue to be a frequent commentator on the stunning internal collapse of the National Rfle Association. My beef with the NRA isn’t in its original...

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  • September 18, 2019

Crickets?  Do I hear crickets?   Or is that just chatter?   Leadership needs a little backing, like about half of the country, every single day.   I am as bad as anyone else on here griping about Pelosi and Shumer and all those elected to represent, We the People.  We are the...

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  • May 7, 2019

Received this e-mail today from Governor Roy Cooper’s (D. NC) re-election campaign: It’s a parent’s worst nightmare. A message from a son or daughter saying they love you, but there’s a shooter at school and they’re scared they won’t make it out. As a parent and as the Governor of...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • March 21, 2019

As a resident of Los Angeles, I fully support the Teachers Strike in Los Angeles. So I’m happy that Democracy for America is helping keep up the momentum: It’s a far too common scene in communities across the country: teachers are supporting larger and larger class sizes in understaffed schools; paying for...

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  • January 17, 2019

It’s been three months since the Santa Fe school shooting. Back then, Ted Cruz thought he had the election in the bag with ruby-red Texas. He wouldn’t meet with the Santa Fe families, and this infuriated Rhonda Hart—whose little girl Kimberly was killed in the shooting. x Notice there is no...

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  • August 17, 2018

“This package [of legislation] is a handout to criminals.” – Rep. Adam Zemke Originally posted at Eclectablog.com​. Gary Naeyaert is a “member of Team Jesus” and the Executive Director of the Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP). GLEP is Betsy DeVos's project to destroy public schools in Michigan to make way...

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  • June 6, 2016

We've all heard the complaints about teachers: They're lazy, they get the whole summer off. What do they even do all day with those kids? It's not like they actually produce anything. Once they get tenure it's impossible to get rid of them no matter how terrible they are and...

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  • July 13, 2013

Being a history teacher means any time I have the pleasure of finding artifacts I want to learn as much as I can from them. Sometimes the lessons I receive don't have the outcome I wanted, but still give me profound insight into how much American society and our values...

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  • June 18, 2012